North Orbit Opens Acoustic Testing Laboratory in Saint Paul, MN
• North Orbit opens 11,000 sq ft acoustic testing facility in St Paul MN.
• Lab boasts an STC 80+ Flanking limit and can test specimens including high transmission loss doors, windows and wall assemblies.
• Accreditations include ASTM E90 (sound transmission loss/sound transmission class/STC), ASTM C423 (absorption coefficients), and ISO 3741 (precision grade sound power in reverb chamber).
North Orbit is also accredited for field testing ASTM E336 and ASTM E1007 (apparent sound transmission class and impact isolation class ASTC /AIIC) and performs customized acoustic research.
"David has been an excellent laboratory director to work with, as I have strived to make advances in the field of acoustics. His personality makes it easy to discuss openly the measurement data acquired. He is always willing to discuss the data with me and then troubleshoot and try new things. He runs an effective laboratory that can output quite a bit of measurements/data in relatively little time. He is always honest about his laboratory's capabilities and his analysis of the data. His laboratory has been one my greatest assets in furthering research and development in acoustics."
Technical Services Manager - Acoustic Systems,
PABCO Building Products, LLC
"We recently contracted with North Orbit Acoustic Laboratories for an evaluation of our worship space. We had many questions about improving our room acoustics. NOAL was the solution to our questions. They arrived at our site and measured reverberation time, frequency response, and speech intelligibility. Their report was complete and thorough. We are more than pleased. Their work was professional and easy to understand. I highly recommend them for acoustic needs."
Word of Life Church, LeSueur MN
"Getting the sound right in my studio was my highest priority. NOAL came in, gave me a proposal, worked with me on my design choices then guided me through to completion. They are informative, knowledgeable, efficient, flexible and creative."
Audio editor/mixer/sound designer
"The team at NOAL goes well beyond providing accurate data taken in accordance with technical standards. They interpret, problem solve, trouble shoot and come up with actionable ideas that we can put to use in the development of our products."
Derrick Knight, INCE